The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 26 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.67% 1.82% 3.91%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 6.67% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £420 £420
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.03 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £31.44 £29.51
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +6.53%
IBM
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.26% 27.27% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 19
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 17
Median hourly rate - £19.03 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
3 10 (76.92%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (76.92%) JDBC
4 9 (69.23%) XML
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) J2EE
4 9 (69.23%) Oracle
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) Spring
4 9 (69.23%) JIRA
4 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
5 8 (61.54%) Apache Camel
5 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
5 8 (61.54%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (61.54%) Integration Testing
5 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
5 8 (61.54%) Selenium
5 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
5 8 (61.54%) Subversion
5 8 (61.54%) AOP
5 8 (61.54%) TDD
5 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
5 8 (61.54%) XSLT
5 8 (61.54%) SOAP
5 8 (61.54%) Web Services
5 8 (61.54%) WSDL
6 7 (53.85%) JAXB

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (84.62%) WebSphere
2 10 (76.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (7.69%) CICS
4 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
1 9 (69.23%) JIRA
2 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Subversion
3 7 (53.85%) JUnit
4 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
4 2 (15.38%) ClearQuest
5 1 (7.69%) Checkstyle
5 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) FindBugs
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) XML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) JDBC
2 9 (69.23%) J2EE
2 9 (69.23%) Spring
2 9 (69.23%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) Apache Camel
3 8 (61.54%) SOAP
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) WSDL
3 8 (61.54%) XSLT
4 7 (53.85%) JAXB
4 7 (53.85%) JAX-WS
4 7 (53.85%) POJO
5 4 (30.77%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) JSP
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) JMS
7 1 (7.69%) RESTful
7 1 (7.69%) Servlets
7 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (61.54%) AOP
2 8 (61.54%) Integration Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
3 7 (53.85%) Extreme Programming
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) VMware